Al Jazeera Bias and Reliability Overview

Al Jazeera is a news organization funded in part by the government of Qatar. Launched in 1996 as a broadcast station “for the public benefit,” it is now a global network with bureaus in 70 locations around the world. Its television channels are broadcast in several languages, and its websites are published in both Arabic and English, with approximately 5 million visits each month Ad Fontes Media rates Al Jazeera as skews left in terms of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Al Jazeera’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.28

Bias: -6.05

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URL Bias Reliability
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Congressional critics savage US FEMA chief for pandemic response-8.6738.47
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US officials defend deployment of federal officers to Portland-4.6444.97
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Trump vetoes bill to end US involvement in Yemen war-0.7548.56
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US allowing lawsuits over properties seized by Castro's Cuba-550.4
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Trump overrules House with veto over US border wall-5.3351.69
A summary of attacks on Muslims in Western countries-648.97
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US Supreme Court takes up sentencing appeal in 'DC Sniper' case-1.547.6
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